Armenian broadcaster AMPTV will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Armenia won Junior Eurovision 2021 with the song ‘Qami Qami’.
Further details on the location and dates is still unknown, however what is certain is that the contest will take place in Armenia. This follows the nation’s recent win with Maléna and her song, Qami Qami.
Armenia previously hosted Junior Eurovision in Yerevan in 2011 following their win the previous year.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said:
‘Armenia’s cool, classy, contemporary winner set a new standard for the competition. Their enthusiasm for the event is unmatched and we are excited that AMPTV want to host the 20th edition of the JESC next year. We look forward to working with them on planning a very special anniversary edition of the show.’
EBU Director General Noel Curran added:
‘We were thrilled to see Armenia win their 2nd Junior Eurovision in Paris this weekend and congratulate Maléna and AMPTV’s hard working delegation on their stunning victory. We welcome the enthusiasm from our Armenian member for hosting the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and are anticipating a great collaboration between the EBU and AMPTV over the coming months.’
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television said:
‘From the very first day we released Qami Qami we believed in Malena’s victory and were looking forward to hosting this major event. Armenians are very excited about our comeback into the Eurovision family, and even more thrilled to host this spectacular event next year. Welcome to Armenia!’